Today we passed a significant milestone towards our next adoption. Our adoption agency performed what's called a home visit with us. This consists of completing a checklist to ensure your home is safe for a child. It also gives the social worker an opportunity to observe the quality of the family life.
I've heard of home visits where there was broken glass strewn throughout the yard and dog droppings all over the carpet--not a place for a child! Our visit today went smoothly. The next step occurs on Monday when the social worker will interview Kristin and me. After that she should complete our homestudy within a couple of weeks and then the fun begins!
An approved homestudy is the "admission ticket" to get our family portfolio in the hands of birthmothers across the country. So it looks like by May our next adoption will really heat up.